Near-Miss Lithium-Ion Battery

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Unveils New Report Investigating Near-Miss Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Explosion

– UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today released a report detailing a deflagration incident at a 2.16 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) facility in Surprise, Arizona. The report provides a detailed technical account of the explosion and fire service response, along with recommendations on how to improve codes, standards, and emergency response training to better protect first responders, maintenance personnel and nearby communities.  READ


New Incident Commander Course Addresses the Impact of a Line-of-Duty Death and Prepares Officers

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in cooperation with Stonehouse Media, is pleased to present When an LODD Occurs: Incident Commanders Speak, our latest resource for preparing incident commanders (IC) to cope with a firefighter line-of-duty (LODD).
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Stories Wanted: Safety INsight Series To Explore Impact, History Of Fire Codes

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in partnership with First Arriving, is looking for stories on how fire and life safety codes have impacted your community, department and personnel. This could be lives saved because a new code went into effect, new code efforts (successful, in progress or failed) that are being driven by the result of a tragedy or close calls, personal stories and more. These stories may be included as part of an exciting new series which will inform the public in a creative and engaging way about the critical role fire and life safety codes play in everyday life — at home, at work, at play, in transit, at school and beyond. READ


Are You an Instructor or Administrator in a Fire or EMS Cadet Program?

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is looking at how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted Fall 2020 plans for high school fire and EMS cadet programs. READ


UL FSRI Releases Research Report on Coordinated Fire Attack in Multi-Family Structures

– The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has released a new research report, “Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Multi-Family Dwellings” based on a series of experiments conducted as part of the “Study of Coordinated Fire Attack Utilizing Acquired Structures.” READ


Message to the Nation’s Fire Service from Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

– Our mission also includes a focus on keeping firefighters safe. We urge each of you and your department to remain ever watchful and do all you can to return to your families safe and healthy. With that in mind, we’ve put together some important resources that may help you. READ


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 3

– In this episode, we discuss the 1984 toluene tank explosion that resulted in the LODD of Phoenix Fire Department Engineer-HazMat Technician Ricky Pearce. We honor his contribution to industry-wide change, and we explore how Phoenix and firefighting as a whole evolved from this unfortunate event. READ


The First Responder Center of Excellence’s Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium Coming at a Crucial Time

– The 2020 Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will expand on several topics from 2019 while focusing on boundaries, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. READ


After the Fire Podcast – Episode 2

– After the Fire Podcast Episode 2 features Captain Lacouture’s 1977 near miss in a 2 1/2 story residential structure, lessons learned, and Chief Galligan’s class on 2 1/2 story wood frame construction. READ


2019 Annual Report

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Celebrates its 2019 Accomplishments and Looks Ahead to 2020

– The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report commemorating our continuing mission to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. You can download a copy of this report on our website at: firehero.org/2019-annual-report. READ